The brewery’s second location will open with twelve taps, canned beer to go, and an extensive list of vintage bottles
Clackamas, Ore., Oct. 4, 2021 — Little Beast Brewing, known throughout the Pacific Northwest for its wild and fruited ales, is excited to announce the grand opening of its second location—the Little Beast Tasting Room—on October 9, 2021. The Little Beast Tasting Room is located at 11517 SE Highway 212 in Clackamas, Oregon, and initial open hours will be Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00pm-9:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm-9:00pm.
Founded in 2017 by Brenda Crow and Charles Porter, Little Beast Brewing gained immediate notoriety thanks to Porter’s two-decades of brewing experience, especially with Brettanomyces and mixed culture beers. In 2018, the couple moved the brewery’s production site to Clackamas and opened the year-round Little Beast Beer Garden in SE Portland.
“Ever since we began brewing beer in Clackamas we knew we wanted to open a tasting room so people could drink our IPAs, lagers, and barrel aged mixed culture beers direct from the source,” said Head Brewer, Charles Porter. “After focusing on growing our production, and getting our canning line up and running, we’re excited to open in an area that doesn’t have much brewery representation. Plus, as an avid outdoorsman, I love that our Tasting Room is en route to the beautiful Clackamas River and majestic Mount Hood National Forest.”
The brewery will pour eleven of its own beers, including limited barrel aged beers, and a local cider. It can seat 50 people, including outdoor seating. While there will be no food service on site, guests are encouraged to bring their own food, or order in from nearby locations.
The Clackamas location is also the heart of Porter’s mixed culture and barrel aging experimentation. The Tasting Room will therefore have an extensive list of vintage bottles that have never been available to the general public and will not be sold at the Beer Garden in Portland. The list of 20 bottles includes beers that have been intentionally cellared and aged, and will be served for on-site consumption only. A sampling from the list includes:
- Sherry Brandy Barrel Aged Black Cap – Foeder ale aged for a year in a Sherry/Brandy with huge amounts of native black cap raspberries
- Best Life – Double Cherry Coconut Mixed Culture Ale added and left to age two years until perfection.
- Winsome – Saison aged for two years in barrels with foraged linden blossoms
- Pequeño Gigante – Mixed culture ale racked onto whole cluster Tempranillo grapes and aged in a 12-year Elijah Craig barrel for six month
Members of Guardians of Funk will receive an invitation for a special preview of the Tasting Room.
About Little Beast:
Little Beast Brewing is a family owned, small-batch brewery that was founded in 2017 with a passion for innovation, an appreciation for uniqueness, and an obsession with quality. Inspired by the “little beasts” that transform water, barley and hops into beer, they specialize not only in mixed culture fermentation, fruited, wild and wood-aged beers, but also in mastering classic styles for a consistently enjoyable and always approachable experience. Their year-round southeast Portland beer garden welcomes guests to enjoy their beer in the distinctive setting of an old Craftsman home, with a lush patio, front lawn and relaxing front porch.